Hong Kong

U.S. Trade with Hong Kong in 2021

Export Market Rank
#14 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.92 Billion
3-Year Average
$2.43 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-6.23% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Hong Kong in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Beef & Beef Products $498.6 Million 49,922 $755.77 Million 47%
Tree Nuts $293.79 Million 45,152 $892.27 Million -76%
Fish and Seafood $179.94 Million 9,000 $180.94 Million 6%
Food Preparations $175.59 Million 8,952 $167.38 Million 7%
Fresh Fruit $143.41 Million 96,724 $261 Million -52%
Wine & Related Products $76.83 Million --- $93.18 Million -13%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $52.49 Million 31,199 $343.26 Million -87%
Eggs & Products $50.32 Million 895 $43.8 Million 12%
Processed Vegetables $44.6 Million 33,776 $53.07 Million -18%
Pork & Pork Products $40.26 Million 12,080 $230.39 Million -78%

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It has come to Post’s attention that a shipment of U.S. bovine genetics faced clearance problems in mainland China after Hong Kong Customs opened and inspected the shipment during transit. To minimize customs clearance issues in the future, U.S. exporters should be mindful that for any shipment transiting through a third-party, such as Hong Kong, shippers/forwarders should ensure that seals are handled properly in the case of inspection.
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Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 2 Issue 21

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Hong Kong’s relevant food regulation contains a positive list of chemicals which are allowed for use as coloring matter. However, this positive list does not explicitly list calcium carbonate as an allowable coloring additive for food use. In this regard, the U.S. food manufacturers, in consultation with Post, wrote to the Hong Kong government to seek clarification on whether calcium carbonate is allowed for use as a food coloring additive.

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News and Features

Contact: USDA Press Phone: (202) 720-4623 Email: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 – U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level...
Contact: Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2016–Leaders from seven state departments of agriculture and 23 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture...
June 17, 2014
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Hong Kong Market Reopens for U.S. Beef

Contact: Office of Communications, (202)720-4623 WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for expanded exports of U.S...

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